GOP Senators and Powell Defy Bush on Detainees

President Bush went to Capitol Hill today to rally Republican support for his anti-terrorism policies, but a Senate committee dealt him a serious setback. Four of the panel's 13 Republicans joined all 11 Democrats in rejecting Mr. Bush's proposal to keep defendants from seeing classified evidence against them. Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell also came out in opposition today to this legislation, saying he rejects efforts to "redefine" a key provision of the Geneva Conventions.

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